Panel & Switchgear Manufacturing

Referro is a manufacturer and supplier of power and automation control panels.

Our services include manufacturing and installation of the following items:

  • PLC panels
  • Remote I/O panels
  • Control panels
  • Junction boxes
  • Motor control centres
  • Distribution panels
  • Field motor isolator boxes
  • Custom built panels


Panels are built according to customer requirements and specifications. Our personnel range from highly Panel & Switchgear Manufacturing qualified and experienced engineers to excellent and experienced technicians.

Our quality products are subjected to stringent quality checks and we comply with the following codes and

  • Minerals Act of South Africa (Act 50 of 1991)
  • Mines Health and Safety Act
  • TUV – ISO 9001-2008
  • SANS 60439 -1 Low voltage switchgear and control gear assemblies and
  • various international standards pertaining to panel manufacturing

Referro also manufactures according to the SANS 60439-1:2004 standards for low voltage switch & control gear assemblies and we certify that our assembly comply with the requirements of clause 6.6 SANS 10142-1. We are a member of the Electrical Switchgear Association of South Africa (ESASA)

We have ten years experience in the following Industries:

  • Cement and aggregates
  • Iron and steel
  • Materials handling
  • Mining & metals
  • Mineral processing
  • Powerstations
  • Water & waste water and various other industries


Existing Customer Include

In South Africa: AfriSam, ASSMANG/ARM Group, CBI Electric, Exxaro, FOSKOR, HVAC International, MBE, IMS Engineering, Kumba Iron Ore, Outotec, PPC.

Further afield in Africa: Sierra Rutile, Sierre Leone and STL Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Other Referro services include

  • Electrical design and engineering
  • Instrumentation design and engineering
  • Control system design and engineering
  • EPCM, turnkey and single phase project services

    • PPC Cement
    • bhpbilliton
    • Outec